All the years of my life I have always wanted long hair. For years I purchased product after product that promised results of long hair and growth retention. I took supplements in addition to the products and for years I could not attain the length I wished for. I have a 5 year old daughter whose hair I might wash once every three weeks, her hair stays in ponytails, and I hardly put products in her hair. When I do wash her hair I never blow dry and since she's five there is no heat applied to her hair at all. Over the weekend, I wanted to give myself a break from combing her hair in the morning so I took her to get it braided. I washed it before we left the house and I was amazed at the length, it is literally to the middle of her back. I think to myself our hair will grow if you just leave it in its natural state and don't fuss with it all the time. All the products on the shelf's can't help you all they do is harm you. Her hair makes its own natural oils that moisturize her hair and since I don't comb it daily she is able to retain all her length. Take a look...needless to say I'm jealous, but doesn't it look GREAT!!